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Midnight Angel Mass Market Paperback – January 1, 1995
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Beautiful, protected Anastasia Kaptereva was about to make a brilliant marriage to the wealthy Prince Mikhail Angelovsky. The problem is she's killed him. At least she was found unconscious near his body with the bloody knife in her hand. In 1870, at the beginning of this promising, evocative novel, she escapes from a St. Petersburg prison and almost certain execution to England, where a relative finds her a position as governess to Emma Stokehurst, the 12-year-old daughter of Lord Lucas Stokehurst. While Anastasia is haunted by the murder she can't quite remember, the Stokehursts are haunted by the fire that deprived Emma of her mother and Lucas of his wife and his hand. In Anastasia, Lucas finds new love, while Anastasia finds not only love but some promise of protection-at least until her past catches up with her. Kleypas (Dreaming of You) has done her research, creating a real sense of place and period, her dialogue is rich, her humor real and her "evil" characters never stoop to being stock simplistic boogeymen (or women). If there is a problem, it is with her pacing. After a ripping beginning, Midnight Angel bogs down as the lovers retreat to get to know each another, then speeds up as danger approaches, only to stumble at a rushed and improbable confession and finally malinger anticlimactically in an attempt, one suspects, to set the scene for a sequel.
Copyright 1994 Reed Business Information, Inc.
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Tasia, short for Anastasia is a Russian noble woman, who is being accused of having killed her future husband, runs away from St Petersburg in order to escape her death sentence. In England her cousin hides her as a governess to Emma Stokehurst the 12 year old daughter of Lord Lukas Stokehurst. A distant man who has lost his arm trying to save his wife and his daughter during a fire years ago. After his wife's death he does refuse to have any woman come closer to him than to be his mistress until this mysterious, religious, noble cat eyed woman enters his house: she fascinates him, captures him.
He will do all in his power to protect her and to make her his forever.
I enjoyed the story, the input of some elements of Russian culture are very pleasant. The characters are nice and very realistic, there is some part of "magic" in the story as well which is a nice alternative to her usual works. What I did not really like is the speed at which he capture him and he changes his way of being.
The characters which will be the main characters of the next book are really well introduced here.
My overall opinion: a nice relaxing read, well executed with only minor flaws.
It's an older book and I've read most of Ms. Kleypas's books, but don't recall a book about Emma, Luke's sister. I'll keep looking and hoping there is one. I'm sad to say that I think I"ve read the last historical romance by Ms. Kleypas and now have to find another author until new ones are published. I don't read contemporary. I thank Ms. Kleypas for so many hours of great reading.